Board of Trustees

All of New Zealand’s state and state-integrated schools have a Board of Trustees. Boards are also responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school and overseeing the management of personnel, property, finance and administration. Parent trustees are elected by the parent community. The Principal is also a member of the board and a staff representative attends all meetings. The Board of Trustees do a lot of work behind the scenes ensuring that the school is run according to legislation – we appreciate their support and the positive working environment that exists.

Board of Trustees

Mark Taylor (Chairperson)

  • Steve Judd
  • Paul Ensor
  • Shane Stockdill
  • Bruce Hood
  • Amanda McGinity
  • Chris Murphy (Principal)
  • Helen Breach (Staff Representative)

Board PA: Michelle Bungard

Meeting Dates

  • Wednesday 16 August
  • Monday 18 September
  • Wednesday 8 November
  • Wednesday 6 December

Meetings are usually held at 7:00pm in the Staffroom. Please refer to our Event Calendar for up to date information.

ERO Review

The Education Review Office (Te Tari Arotake Matauranga) evaluates and reports on the education and care of children and young people in early childhood services and schools.

An ERO review looks at how an early learning service or school reaches positive learning outcomes – knowledge, skills, attitude and habits – for all children and young people. They are interested in what’s working well and where improvements can be made.

Reviewers are professional evaluators who’ve had many years of teaching experience before joining ERO. All have specific training in education evaluation.

Reviewers follow the State Services Commission’s Standards of Integrity and Conduct. Early childhood services and schools can expect review teams to be fair, impartial, responsible and trustworthy.

Once the review process is complete and the early childhood service or school has had a chance to take in and discuss the results, a final report is published on ERO’s website.

Methven Primary School ERO Review 2014

Methven Primary School’s last Education Review Office (ERO) review took place in October 2014.

Our school can proudly say that we are one of just a handful of primary schools in New Zealand who have achieved consecutive 5 year review cycles.

In their summary ERO stated:

“Students learn in a positive and supportive environment. They experience a well-balanced and rich variety of learning experiences that helps them to achieve very well. Leaders and teachers are very responsive to the needs of students they identify as not achieving as well as expected. Strong professional leadership and effective board practices put the school in a very good position to sustain and improve its performance.”

If you would like to read the full report please click the following link: Methven Primary ERO Report